Shubie Beach

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Shubie Beach is found on Lake Charles in the popular Shubie Park. The beach entrance is adjacent to Shubie Park Campground, the closest campground to the urban core of Halifax.
The park's name comes from the Shubenacadie Canal, a section of which runs through the park. The canal was used from 1861 to 1871 to transport goods between Halifax and northern Nova Scotia. Shubie has 11 km of trails, ideal for running, walking or biking. The park has affordable kayak rentals, a baseball diamond and a campground equipped with washrooms and showers. Dog owners can visit and take advantage of the off leash dog park. The swimming area at the beach has a lifeguard on duty during summer months.

The Cheema Aquatic Club is based on Lake Charles. This is a freshwater beach and is tested for E. coli.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-3°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Shubie Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach.

When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

****Swimming lessons are offered at all supervised beaches. In 2014, these lessons were offered at no cost.******

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Shubie Beach

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-3°C
Cloudy

Shubie Beach is found on Lake Charles in the popular Shubie Park. The beach entrance is adjacent to Shubie Park Campground, the closest campground to the urban core of Halifax.
The park's name comes from the Shubenacadie Canal, a section of which runs through the park. The canal was used from 1861 to 1871 to transport goods between Halifax and northern Nova Scotia. Shubie has 11 km of trails, ideal for running, walking or biking. The park has affordable kayak rentals, a baseball diamond and a campground equipped with washrooms and showers. Dog owners can visit and take advantage of the off leash dog park. The swimming area at the beach has a lifeguard on duty during summer months.

The Cheema Aquatic Club is based on Lake Charles. This is a freshwater beach and is tested for E. coli.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Shubie Beach is sampled weekly from July 1st to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach.

When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

****Swimming lessons are offered at all supervised beaches. In 2014, these lessons were offered at no cost.******

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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